Hodgson Gives Rooney Green Light for Scotland Game
On Monday, Roy Hodgson declared the controversial Wayne Rooney fit to represent England when they play Scotland on Wednesday. The unsettled striker is alledgedly said to want out of Manchester United, with Chelsea being on hot pursuit for the hit man.
Rooney hardly trained with the Man Utd team all summer, but to Hodgson’s delight, he looked in great shape. The once glorified Red Devil even showed up half an hour early for training. Hodgson told reporters that there was no doubt in his mind that Rooney was not suffering from any physical injury as was reported by the new manager of Manchester United, David Moyes, as the reason for his exclusion from the squad for the Community Shield on Sunday which seemed quite obvious to most, even before Hodgson confirmed that Rooney was not suffering from any kind of physical injury. Who knows, there may be a lot of emotional pain being endured by the striker, as his career looks to turn to a new direction. United have already rejected two bids from Chelsea but there is no doubt that a third bid will be sent by the determined Jose Mourinho.
England will need an in form and happy Wayne Rooney if they are to make it to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and have any chance of producing favourable results at the tournament. If England were not to qualify, it would be a step in the wrong direction and distractions such as the future for Rooney must be resolved quickly.
England fans have been disappointed greatly with their international team at the big events and many are hoping that Hodgson is the key that will unlock the door to a brighter future for English football.